Thyroid Function Test Singapore

2 baskets of empty vials to be used for storing patients' blood for various blood tests.
Nurse drawing blood from female patient for blood testing purposes.
Nurse drawing blood from female patient for blood testing purposes.

What Is a Thyroid Test?

A thyroid test involves a set of blood tests intended to assess the performance of your thyroid gland, a small gland shaped like a butterfly situated at the base of your neck. It's responsible for regulating metabolism, generating energy, and ensuring the proper functioning of your heart, brain, and other organs.

Importance of Thyroid Function

The thyroid gland produces hormones crucial for various body functions. When it malfunctions, it can cause health problems, from fatigue to serious conditions like heart issues.

If you're experiencing symptoms like unexplained weight changes, mood swings, irregular heartbeats, or energy level fluctuations, you may need a thyroid test. Additionally, a family history or specific medical conditions might prompt this examination.

Types of Thyroid Tests

TSH Test

The Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test assesses TSH levels in the blood, indicating thyroid function. It's essential for diagnosing thyroid disorders.

T4 Test

Another important test measures Thyroxine (T4) levels in the blood. Doctors often prefer the Free T4 (FT4) test because it reflects the hormone available to tissues, unlike the Total T4 test which measures the total amount in the bloodstream.

T3 Test

Similarly, tests for Total T3 and Free T3 (FT3) are available. The FT3 test is preferred for the same reason as the FT4 test—it measures the active hormone available to the body's organs and tissues, providing a clearer picture of thyroid health.

Thyroid Antibody Test

Testing for antibodies against thyroid tissue helps diagnose autoimmune thyroid conditions like Graves' disease or Hashimoto's thyroiditis, crucial for understanding if thyroid issues stem from an autoimmune response.

Comprehensive Thyroid Panel

A comprehensive panel typically includes tests like TSH, FT4, and FT3 to thoroughly assess thyroid health and function, offering a holistic view of thyroid performance and any potential issues.

For more information on these tests, please consult with our doctors.

Cost of Thyroid Tests in Singapore

Test Price*
Thyroid Profile 1: Free T4 (FT4) + Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) $34.00
Thyroid Profile 2: Free T4 (FT4) + Free T3 (FT3) $40.00
Thyroid Profile 3: Free T4 (FT4) + Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) + Free T3 (FT3) $50.00
Thyroid Profile 4: Free T4 (FT4) + Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) + Thyroglobulin Antibody + Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (Anti-TPO) $68.00
Thyroid Profile 5: Free T4 (FT4) + Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) + Free T3 (FT3) + Thyroglobulin Antibody + Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (Anti-TPO) $88.00
[Optional] Ultrasound Thyroid $150.00

*Prices are subject to GST.

You may also be keen on our Hormone Testing Packages. For more information, please WhatsApp our staff for more information.

Where can I do the Thyroid Test in Singapore?

ATA Medical is conveniently located at two different locations:

ATA Medical Orchard Clinic with Health Screening Nurses and Staff.
Orchard Clinic
ATA Medical Tanjong Pagar Clinic with Health Screening Nurses and Staff
Tanjong Pagar Clinic
Patient having a health screening review with Dr Jana Lim of ATA Medical.
Post-screening consult with Dr Jana Lim

How Do I Book a Thyroid Test Appointment in Singapore?

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Book or Enquire Through WhatsApp At 88933757
Ask Through Email At hello@healthscreening.sg

How To Prepare for Your Test

Generally, fasting isn't necessary for a thyroid test. However, it's important to inform your doctor about any medications or supplements you're taking, as some can affect the results.

What To Expect During the Test

A thyroid test is a straightforward blood test. A healthcare professional will draw a blood sample, typically from a vein in your arm.

Understanding Your Results

Your doctor will explain the results of your test, indicating whether your thyroid hormone levels fall within a normal range or if further evaluation is necessary.

Reading Abnormal Results

Abnormal levels can suggest either an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) or an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Your doctor will discuss the implications of your results with you and determine the appropriate course of action based on your specific condition and health status.

Living with Thyroid Conditions

Managing Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism, characterized by an underactive thyroid gland, slows down the body's metabolism. Treatment usually involves hormone replacement therapy, typically with the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine. This medication is designed to restore hormone levels to normal and alleviate symptoms, often taken for life.

Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland is overactive, producing too much thyroid hormone, which speeds up the body's metabolism. Treatment aims to reduce and normalize thyroid hormone production, based on the cause, severity, and overall health of the patient.

Lifestyle and Diet Adjustments

In addition to medical treatment, lifestyle and dietary changes can help manage thyroid conditions and associated symptoms. For more information, please consult a doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I get tested?

You are not required The frequency of thyroid tests depends on factors such as your health condition, age, and whether you're undergoing treatment for a thyroid disorder. Typically, if you're on thyroid medication, your levels will be monitored 6 to 8 weeks after starting treatment, followed by checks every 6 to 12 months.

What do I do if I have symptoms but normal test results?

If you're experiencing symptoms, discuss them with your doctor. They may suggest further tests or explore other potential causes for your symptoms.

Health Screening Packages

Comprehensive Health Screening: You may also be keen to explore our routine and comprehensive health screening packages. Our Royal ($612) and Jewel ($1299), and Marvel ($2100) package have various blood and ultrasound tests bundled with them.

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